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Honoring the Feminine Aspects of Life- Happy Mother’s Day!

Happy Mother’s day!

Photo by James Moreland

Love ~ As the world and our humanity continues to evolve,  we grow,  open our hearts  and  appreciate the feminine  aspects in all life.    Today we not only acknowledge and recognize our biological mother on “Mother’s Day” day but we love and acknowledge “all women” and have learned to embrace the feminine spirit  in all things.

Sometimes the deepest feelings are the most difficult to express.   So … This Mother’s Day, let love say the things that  your words cannot convey.

To good health!  Happy Mother’s Day ~ Namaste

Bobbi Henderson

May 6, 2011 Posted by | Aging, Holidays | , , , | 2 Comments

Time for a – TIME OUT!

At some point in each of our lives, something will happen that will truly rock our world. Over the past few weeks, I have had one of these life changing situations happen to me. On October 8th. my mother, Sarah A.Crider, who had been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s passed away at my home in Florida. Mother was 87 years old and willingly and knowingly left on her great adventure.

One of the first things I learned growing up, was that “people are more important than things.” I believe that dealing with real life issues and having a healthy closure is important to our good health and future happiness. Taking a “time out” is free and the perfect life tool that can help us heal and deal with our losses. It works for all types of loss whether it be through divorce, a job, friendship or the loss of a loved one through death. We each have our own way of coping with things that threaten our comfort, health or well being, but a “Time Out” is the one thing that can help us put it all into the proper perspective, allowing us to move through the pain and disappointments that are a part of life.

Today, I am taking a “Time Out” – to take this opportunity to share with you and to honor my mother…

Sarah A, Crider with a quote by Kate Douglas Wiggin.

“Most of all the other beautiful things in life come by twos and threes, by dozens and hundreds. Plenty of roses, stars, sunsets, rainbows, brothers and sisters, aunts and cousins, comrades and friends – but only one mother in the whole world.”

October 23, 2009 Posted by | 1, Aging | , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

Staying Young Requires a Healthy Mindset & Good Attitude

Most everyone would like to stay young and retain their health up and into their later years.   Research has shown that our attitude and how we see things in our lives can play a big role in the aging process.

Attitude and our mindset can define the personality.   Personality can play a very important role in the aging process.  How you look and how you feel about yourself is very important to your overall health and happiness. 

Negative thoughts about your looks can create situations that cause premature aging and possibly other health issues as well.  Comparing ourselves to those who are much younger can be upsetting and depressing, especially if we have unhealthy expectations regarding aging.

There are so many things that one can do to keep themselves looking younger.  Good hygiene, a healthy diet and lots of water is essential to the aging process and keeps one looking and feeling more youthful. Water hydrates the body and the more hydrated we are the more the skin plumps which makes less wrinkles.   Less make up is usually more appealing as we age.  There  are  a number of beautiful lipsticks that do not run.  Softer colors are best.  Colors like peach, mauve and pink are especially good and some women enjoy using gloss.  Most of time anything severe like wearing big flowery prints, clothes that do not fit properly, etc. makes us look older. A good rule of thumb is to stick with simple elegance when it comes to dressing up, wear subtle make up and let your natural beauty shine through.

Nice medium length hair or the short bobs are more flattering as we age.  These styles keep softness around the face.  Real short, severe haircuts tend to call more attention directly to the face and in most cases are not as flattering to the older woman.

Aging is part of the process of life. It is something that we will all experience. Some people just seem to age better.  They seem to age more slowly  and always retain a certain youthfulness about them.  These same indiviudals are usually fun and playful with a sharp mind.

Staying young does require a healthy mindset and a good attitude.  Everything is connected to the mind so if we keep ourselves happy and looking  on the bright side of life we can improve our health and our looks as well.  This allows one to grow old gracefully, enjoying life to the fullest. 

No matter what the age, we all look better when we are smiling and happy.  Being nice to others and appreciating ourselves can helps us stay positive and stay more physically and mentally healthy. So as you can see there is something to be said for a healthy mindset and a good attitude.

August 28, 2008 Posted by | Aging | , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments